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Ontario Tech acknowledges the lands and people of the Mississaugas of Scugog Island First Nation.

We are thankful to be welcome on these lands in friendship. The lands we are situated on are covered by the Williams Treaties and are the traditional territory of the Mississaugas, a branch of the greater Anishinaabeg Nation, including Algonquin, Ojibway, Odawa and Pottawatomi. These lands remain home to many Indigenous nations and peoples.

We acknowledge this land out of respect for the Indigenous nations who have cared for Turtle Island, also called North America, from before the arrival of settler peoples until this day. Most importantly, we acknowledge that the history of these lands has been tainted by poor treatment and a lack of friendship with the First Nations who call them home.

This history is something we are all affected by because we are all treaty people in Canada. We all have a shared history to reflect on, and each of us is affected by this history in different ways. Our past defines our present, but if we move forward as friends and allies, then it does not have to define our future.

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Location

The English Language Centre is located in the J Building at Ontario Tech University's north Oshawa location. 

elc locationOshawa is part of Durham Region, one of Canada’s fastest growing economic areas. Our location allows us to build strong relationships with industry and community partner organizations in the area. Our students apply their knowledge and skills in many experiential learning opportunities and also find permanent employment with many of these partners. Local industries include, but are not limited to:

  • advanced manufacturing
  • digital technology
  • education
  • health care
  • smart energy

The university is also located less than an hour’s drive away from downtown Toronto, Canada’s largest city. Toronto is one of the world’s most diverse cities with 49 per cent of its population born outside of Canada. This diversity is reflected in the many ethnic neighbourhoods and annual festivals celebrating different cultures. Toronto features world-class shops, sporting venues and restaurants, and is home to events such as the Toronto International Film Festival, Canadian International Auto Show, and Inuit Blanche, an all-night contemporary art event.